US Troops in South Korea Placed on ‘Highest Alert’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US Troops in South Korea Placed on ‘Highest Alert’

The US commander for troops in Korea has placed his 28,500 troops on the “highest-level” alert possible, a move that his statement said would be a long-term one because of planned spring military exercises in South Korea.

Those joint exercises are scheduled to begin in late February, and annually fuel a few weeks of soaring tensions with North Korea, and a lot of talk of war on all sides. Inevitably, however, planting season forces North Korea to send its troops back to the farms, and the situation calms until the next year.

The early raising of the alert level, of course, centers on North Korea’s test of an atomic weapon last week, which they claimed was a hydrogen bomb but is now virtually unanimously agreed to be an ordinary atomic weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to both the US's President Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye; this nasty stunt, on the part of Kim Jung Un, was simply to remind both countries that his ultimate goal is that of replacing the Armistice, which is simply a cessation of war, with an actual peace treaty, with guarantees about trade, and the safety of his country from military attack by either the US or South Korea.

The raising of the alert level now sends absolutely the wrong signal, as though both countries are baiting North Korea for a military conflict.

And BTW, China's President Xi Jinping: would your negotiators please get back to Pyongyang, and urge Kim Jong Un to get back to the negotiating table with South Korea and the US?!?

You appear to me to be both a pragmatic and very intelligent man; with the financial turmoils your country has recently experienced, the last think you need right now is to be dragged into a military conflict because the head of your client State, North Korea, is not listening to a thing you are saying.

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